I debated for quite a while about what to use to finish up my seascape. The center, which I wanted to be the focus, was quite bare. I added some lines of stitching with regular thread, yarn and metallic thread.
Nothing else seemed to fit so I listened to the piece and called it done. I even came up with a title, finally! Since it’s all from my imagination, it seemed to be Near the Coral Sea…………and it’s faced and finished!
The string flower definitely called for a funky edge finish! I love working with this organdy because it’s kinda stiff and doesn’t fray easily. I cut 2″ strips and sewed them evenly along the edge on the back and pressed it towards the front.
I treated it mostly like regular binding in the corners but I did try to get a little extra fullness.
I pressed it once again over to the top and stitched it down. I went over it one more time with couched yarn. That 2″ width ended up being a bit too wide, but I planned for possibly trimming it down, rather than crying about something that was too small!!!
I actually got the sleeve sewn on this one, but no label yet. Close enough to call it finished now, too, though.
Happy, happy day……….both of these pieces finished way quicker than I thought possible. Of course, that means it’s time to think up something new, but that’s always fun and exciting. I am ready for the challenge!!!